Dwayne Haskins Jr. Seemed definite when he was asked if he stared down WRs when he threw 3 interceptions in a loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Haskins has since watched film from the game and says he was looking at his receivers too long.which is something you can't do against zone coverage. He was trying to look defenders off but it didn't work.
Haskins has a 24 hour rule after a game. Monday is when he reflects on what went right and wrong; on Tuesday he lets it go and focuses on the next game. He is focusing on improving his game, and correcting issues for his next game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Haskins said he is young and always looking to get better. He knows he can't act like he's arrived until he's actually arrived and proved himself in the NFL. His teammates have expressed their support for him, and he wants to give them something to stand behind. Haskins tunes out all outside distractions, and said he hasn't even had cable TV since high school.
Learning from mistakes:
Haskins said the biggest thing is learning from and moving past his mistakes as he prepares for Sunday's game vs. the Ravens.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 30, 2020
Dwayne Haskins tells us something he's mentioned before: He has a "24-hour rule" concerning his games. He takes Monday to reflect on what went right or wrong in a Sunday game, then by Tuesday he lets it go and focuses on what's ahead.— Adam Zielonka (@Adam_Zielonka) September 30, 2020
Helping himself and his teammates get better:
Haskins said he wants to do what he can for himself and his teammates to do the best he can in every game.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 30, 2020
Haskins he has a "way more mature mindset" dealing with the Browns' performance than he did when he threw three interceptions against the Giants in his NFL debut.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 30, 2020
Dwayne Haskins says he feels like he can respond to mistakes a lot better now. He says when he threw three interceptions in his rookie year against the Giants, "it wasn't the end of the world, but it felt like it."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 30, 2020
Say what you all want about Dwayne Haskins Jr. “I’m my biggest critic.” He’s focused on improving. Handling the media questions with a strong sense of self, goals for the upcoming week, and the maturity of a player now in his 2nd season. #WashingtonFootball— Julie Donaldson (@juliedonaldson_) September 30, 2020
Staring down receivers:
Haskins admits there were times he stared down his receivers, which he knows he cannot do against zone defenses that react to the QBs eyes.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 30, 2020
Haskins said there were some plays where he looked at receivers more than he should have, which made him late to other reads. He had no interceptions in Weeks 1-2 and threw three in Week 3. He wants to show he can play turnover-free football in Wee 4.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 30, 2020
Dwayne Haskins says he "cant get caught up staring at a receiver" when teams are playing zone coverage and watching his eyes. Haskins said he was trying to look guys off and it didnt work— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 30, 2020
Here's Dwayne Haskins' full quote about what the film showed him about staring down receivers. I liked this part: "You know, trying to, you know, be too savvy out there can get you in a place where you don't look savvy." pic.twitter.com/OBzwjmYgJa— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 30, 2020
Dwayne Haskins says he's still young, can't act like he's arrived, wants to prove that he can be a great QB....— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) September 30, 2020
Just dropped an "S" bomb & apologized for cursing.
Support from teammates:
Haskins said that after the Browns' game, players came up to him and told him they believed in him and stood behind him.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 30, 2020
"And I want to give them something to stand behind."
Dwayne Haskins out of context: "I haven't had cable since high school"— Adam Zielonka (@Adam_Zielonka) September 30, 2020
Dwayne Haskins is a cord-cutter.
Haskins doesn't want to listen to anyone's outside opinion of him. Instead he only wants to pay attention to the advice he hears from his teammates and coaches.— Zach Selby (@ZachDSelby) September 30, 2020
Haskins said he's been talking to Alex Smith and that they had some "great conversations" the past few days.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 30, 2020
Dwayne Haskins says he and Ron Rivera had a good conversation on Monday.— Chris Russell AKA The Rooster (@Russellmania621) September 30, 2020
Says "can't worry about last week."
On the timeouts - he's doing his best to manage the game and that's Ron Rivera's decisions. @WSHFootballSI @LockedWFTPod
Haskins said he needs to show a better understanding of situational football. If it's 2nd-and-long, he does not have to get it back all at once. If it's 3rd-and-long, he doesn't have to make the throw if it's not there. Just a matter of making the smart decision.— Kyle Stackpole (@kylefstackpole) September 30, 2020
Logan Thomas is a former QB, and he knows how hard the position is, especially at the professional level. He told Dwayne Haskins to just go out there and perform. Haskins will come out of last week's rough outing in Cleveland as a better player. Thomas got a lot of attention from his friends and Sportscenter for his diving catch on Sunday.
Dwayne Haskins Jr.:
Logan Thomas said he told Dwayne Haskins: Go out and perform. Ignore what everyone else is saying. "It's not an easy job, it's not an easy position."— Adam Zielonka (@Adam_Zielonka) September 30, 2020
Logan Thomas with the media on what he told Dwayne, as a former QB himself says has a special relationship with him. Just go out there and play. Can't worry about whatever everybody says. It's not an easy position. He'll come out of the last game for the better.— Julie Donaldson (@juliedonaldson_) September 30, 2020
Logan Thomas' diving catch in Cleveland got some run on SportsCenter the past few days. He said his group chat with his buddies lit up with shoutouts for the play. Wants to make more of them, of course— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) September 30, 2020
Dontrelle Inman caught two touchdowns vs the Browns before leaving with a wrist injury. He didn't practice, but said he's feeling good. He said what everyone already knows: Terry McLaurin is good at football. F1 leads a very young Washington wide receivers corps, and Inman is doing what he can to help them get better.
Dontrelle Inman says his hand is "feeling good. ... It got banged up a little bit, but I'll be fine."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) September 30, 2020
Dontrelle Inman, who left the CLE game with a left wrist injury and didn't practice today, just told us his hand is feeling good now. He stuck his hand out when he was falling. But he smartly avoids revealing if he'll play Sun: "You're not gonna pay my fine if I say that."— Adam Zielonka (@Adam_Zielonka) September 30, 2020
Young receiving group:
Dontrelle Inman is in his 6th season, this is his 6th NFL team - says it's the first time he's been in such a young receiving room. You have to grow up faster, the ball doesn't care how old you are. He's doing what he can to help any and everyone. #WashingtonFootball— Julie Donaldson (@juliedonaldson_) September 30, 2020
Penalty after first TD:
Inman didn't think his TD celebration was that big of a deal, but as for receiving the penalty, he admitted "it was fair."— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 30, 2020
Dontrelle Inman says Terry McLaurin is "going to be great" in part because he is always asking the vet questions about football on and off the field. Calls Terry a "sponge" and notes players with that mindset tend to play a lot longer.— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) September 30, 2020
Wearing Breonna Taylor shirts pre-game:
Inman said he thinks everyone on #WashingtonFootball was supposed to wear T-shirts before Sunday's game that said "Breonna Deserves Better," but the shipment of shirts came in late. He said Landon Collins started the idea. Inman wants to wear the shirt "every single day."— Adam Zielonka (@Adam_Zielonka) September 30, 2020
When asked for his reaction to the decision to charge only one of the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death, Inman said: "It's sad. It's sad to see that the walls get more justice than the human beings."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) September 30, 2020
Rookie DE James Smith-Williams is in line for a bigger role in the defense after Matt Ioannidis was placed on IR with a torn biceps, and Chase Young is expected to miss this week's game. He is absorbing lessons from all of his teammates as he gets ready for his opportunity.
Learning from teammates:
James Smith-Williams said he's learning from a lot of his linemates, both inside and out. Said from Kerrigan, he's learned about how he's sustained success; talks hand usage with Nate Orchard. Picking things up from more than a few...— John Keim (@john_keim) September 30, 2020